MP3 Ezra Reich - Freeze the Night
Modern NYC rock meets New Wave Pop with 80''s meets 50''s feel
8 MP3 Songs
ROCK: 80''s Rock, POP: New Wave
Ezra Reich was born and raised in Manhattan during the 80''s and early 90''s, and his music is very much informed by the pulse of the city during those decades. He has been performing and recording under his own name since 2001. Reich''s music has been described as a rock and roll melding of the 1980''s and the 1950''s. Like drinking a malted milk at a disco, or hula-hooping in between Pac-Man tournaments. His love of vintage synths and choppy guitars come together in tales of broken love, sex and power, and the nightlife, bringing a twist to the New York sound and vibe of the new millenium. Often musically compared to such luminaries as David Bowie, Bryan Ferry, Ric Ocasek, and David Byrne, Ezra''s visual imagery and style are informed as much by the cinema of David Lynch and the paintings of James Rosenquist.
Review #1: from https://www.tradebit.com
Ezra Reich''s debut feels fresh despite its many influences. The quirkiness of the music recalls David Byrne, David Bowie and Japan. "Strangers" is a prime example of updated 80''s new wave. Reich''s singing is confident and melodic while the music twitches with the nervous energy of prime Talking Heads. "The Way They Were" is all jerky synths and Bowie-esque harmonies. Reich croons like a born entertainer and a sense of subtle melancholy creeps in. "Star Power" is as flighty and glamorous as the title implies.
"Time''s Up!" has a sense of punkish urgency to it while Reich sings as elegantly as ever. Freeze the Night offers a stylish mix of new wave and art rock. It''s a fine piece of work.
-Anna https://www.tradebit.comnell, Sweden